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Update: Applications are now closed for the 2011-2012 program. Please consider appying next year. Best of success to the new Stateline Farm Begginings® class!



Previous Post: Applications for the 2011-2012 Stateline Farm Beginnings® program are open for submission.


  • Early Bird Discount available until August 15th
  • Application Deadline is September 1st


Stateline Farm Beginnings® is a farmer-led training and support program designed to help people plan and launch sustainable farm businesses. Apply Now!...

Maizy and baby calf

Our four year-old cow Maizy gave birth on Thursday, June 30th to a bull calf. Mom and baby are both doing well. We are taking suggestions for names now through July 31st.


Update: "Bisbi" has been named. Congratulations to the winner of the calf naming contest. We hope you enjoy your home made pie!

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Farm Together Now

Angelic Organics Learning Center is one of twenty small farms across America featured in a new book, Farm Together Now: A Portrait of People, Places and Ideas for a New Food Movement by Amy Franceschini and Daniel Tucker. Farm Together Now explores the current state of grassroots farming in the U.S. The authors visited small farms across America, talking to farmers about their engagement in producing sustainable food, challenging public policy, and developing community organizing efforts. Angelic Organics Learning Center is featured under the heading “The Policy Shapers.” The profile describes the Learning Center’s educational programs and our...

The Learning Center's Martha Boyd organized a screening of the film "Mad City Chickens" in September 2009

Backyard chicken care in Chicago, and the Learning Center’s role in promoting this aspect of urban agriculture, is currently featured in the November 2010 cover story of Mindful Metropolis. Download or pick up a copy to read the story "Thank You for Being a Hen; Chicken enthusiasts take roost in Chicago.”


Our work to promote backyard chicken care in Chicago is part of the Learning Center’s Civic Engagement Initiative, one of our four core initiatives, along with the Farmer Training, On-Farm, and Urban Initiatives. Civic Engagement’s mission is to create and contribute to civic spaces and...


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